Adding type instead of an image.
Here it is on the entire block and it is the perfect final touch.
On my current project inspired by my anniversary sampler, I wanted to use the original words on the sampler. My original plan was to cross stitch the words petit point but it just wasn't going to work.
Wonder Under is a fusible paper-backed web made by Pellon. It comes in two weights and I prefer the heavier one. It is readily available at fabric stores and is usually shelved with the interfacings. It is widely used by stitchers doing applique.
To get around that problem I attached the image FIRST to a piece of plain white cotton or muslin. I use Wonder-Under to attach it.
Here are the materials assembled.... image on fabric, wonder-under, cotton square and colored felt.
After the image is backed with Wonder Under and ironed to the cotton/muslin square I trim it to size and attach ANOTHER piece of wonder-under and iron it to a larger piece of felt.
Once it is attached to the felt I trim again leaving about 1/8" of felt exposed. And it is looking like this.. There is nothing turned under so it will lay flat and the wonder-under keeps any edges from fraying. Now it is ready to attach to my block.
Sometimes I use trim on the edges or just attach with tiny stitches and/or beads. Here I am using trim across the top and beading around the rest of it.
The first time I added a poem I just printed it on silk and turned the edges under. It did not lay flat and the needlework underneath showed through. I was not happy with it. It was lumpy and wrinkled.
When I was working on my Morris book I wanted it to be "interactive" with flaps that could be lifted with an image underneath. The flap needed to be even more firm so I added another step with two pieces of felt.
When you lift this flap there is a wild turkey underneath. I have these flaps throughout the Morris book. I added the flaps with beads as "hinges."
I know someone will write and ask how I got the curve in the type of the rabbit poem. Years and years ago I downloaded a little free software program called "Type Twister" I just love it but it is no longer available and it now only works on my old computer. It is a fabulous little program and so sorry it's not compatible anymore.
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